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Baby, you make my "love molecule" soar!

Your heartbeat accelerates, you have butterflies in the stomach, you feel euphoric and a bit silly. It's all part of falling passionately in love -- and scientists now tell us the feeling won't last more than a year.

The powerful emotions that bowl over new lovers are triggered by a molecule known as nerve growth factor (NGF), according to Pavia University researchers.


Germans prefer letters after name to love or money

In Germany even minor academic degrees appear on business cards and doctorate titles adorn many letter boxes.


Bush Allows Guest Workers in White House

President George W. Bush, who has been talking tough on the subject of illegal immigration in recent days, appeared to reverse course today, announcing a guest-worker program that allows illegal immigrants to work inside the White House itself.

Recognizing that his new plan was likely to draw the ire of conservatives and other foes of illegal immigration, Bush said that the guest workers' duties in the White House would be limited: "They will mainly be responsible for leaking classified information to the press."


Nixon vs. Cheney: Who's the Bigger Dick?

Cartoon. Click here to chuckle.


How many members of the Bush Administration does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: Ten...


Wash. Man Caught in Doghouse by Police Dog

A man being sought in a hit-and-run case was caught in a doghouse by - what else? - a police dog, authorities said.


Bush and Cheney Answer Critics: 'Majority of Americans are un-American'

Political cartoon.

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Cruise Buys Sonogram Machine for Katie

NEW YORK - Tom Cruise has made an unusual purchase for his fiancee Katie Holmes one that will let them see the development of their baby. "I bought a sonogram machine," Cruise says on ABC's "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005," to air Nov. 29 (10 p.m. EST). Excerpts of the interview are published in the latest issue of People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

Comment: Apparently, Scientology does not teach one how to be romantic.


World's Ugliest Dog Dies at 14

Sam SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sam, the tiny dog whose hairless body and crooked teeth earned him a reputation as the World's Ugliest Dog, has died.

The pooch died Friday, just short of his 15th birthday, his owner said.

"I don't think there'll ever be another Sam," Susie Lockheed said, adding: "Some people would think that's a good thing."

Comment: May he rest in peace.


Raelians want to establish ET embassy in Jerusalem

It is, Drori admits, not a movement "for everyone", though he feels it is easier to talk to Jewish people, because they generally have some knowledge of the Bible, from which the Raelians have picked out a large part of their supporting material. Indeed, the Jewish people, says Drori, have a very special part to play in the aims of the Raelian movement.

Comment: Yeah, the space brothers are just asking for an invite. "Please save us from ourselves! Please! Please!"

Unfortunately, there is no out. We must save ourselves or suffer the consequences. There is no one who is going to come and hand us salvation on a platter. It must be earned, worked for, by the sweat of our brow.

We know that this is not a popular idea among certain members of the post-modern New Age movement. "If the universe is limitless, then we should all have what we need. We aren't wishing hard enough!!!" They would have us believe that the notion of work, of sweat equity in our salvation, is a holdover from the Protestant work ethic.

We think, on the other hand, that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you believe there is, then you'll be lunch.

It is a choice each of us must make for ourselves. If someone chooses to be lunch rather than to earn it, that's fine for him or her.

We have made our choice.